Pro Tip: How you never end up as “that” person is through practicing honesty, in big ways, small ways, and always.
The small things we do and say and don’t do and say are direct indicators of our profitability, success, and happiness.
The most common examples of not being honest include skipping tasks and systems that we ourselves set into motion, like:
– Not sticking to our annual budget
– Not observing our own personal schedule/calendar
– Not providing meaningful opportunities for employees
– Not following our preset hiring guidelines
We wonder why we aren’t happy, we can’t retain employees, we’ve missed our metrics.
Then it happens, we read the latest headline that confirms what we already knew…
“It’s our marketing.”
“It’s the economy.”
“It’s the lack of systems.”
“It’s that new hire.”
Taking aim at any and everything that isn’t us.
Telling the truth is icky, i.e. not meeting a client’s expectations, not putting in the work to achieve our goals, having to fire an employee. And doing it well requires equal parts compassion and perspective.
Imagine being fired. You’d prefer to at least have your boss approach you with compassion and a little perspective, right?
Through meditation, discernment, and accountability we can indeed see ourselves for who we are…
…not who we think we are
…not what we think people want us to be.
and the world around us with greater clarity! This includes our systems, our habits, our practices, our language, our calendar, our time, our hires, our wants, etc.
Now that our heart and mind is open, we can begin to work wise and love people, radiating happiness as a mission.